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Ranking the ACC College Towns (Expert Poll)

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The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns.

Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint, small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city.

Every college campus is unique and each one brings something different to the table. And the ACC's collection of towns is extremely unique.

When evaluating big cities like Atlanta, Miami, Pittsburgh or Boston against a small town like Blacksburg, personal opinions will vary greatly. So we had some fun asking ACC experts to rank their favorite ACC locations. Here is what we learned:

The Voting Panel:

Wes Durham, FOX Sports/ACC Network

Mark Packer, SiriusXM College Sports Nation

Tony Barnhart, AJC/SEC Network

Julius Hodge, ACC Digital Net

Bud Elliott,

Jon Meterparel, IMG Sports-Boston College

Mark Ennis, ESPN 680-Louisville

David Hood,

Amanda Busick, College Sports Reporter

Jerry DiPaola, Pitt Trib Review

Lachlan McLean, Sports Talk 840-Louisville

Nate Mink,

Braden Gall, Athlon Sports/SiriusXM

The Results:

Voting: A first-place vote was worth one point and a last-place vote was worth 14 points.

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